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From the Ted Talk by Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence

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Sometimes I go birsowng [through] a very old magazine. I found this observation test about the stroy of the ark. And the artist that drew this observation test did some errros, had some mistakes — there are more or less 12 mkiesats. Some of them are very easy. There is a funnel, an aerial part, a lamp and clockwork key on the ark. Some of them are about the anmials, the number. But there is a much more fundamental matksie in the overall story of the ark that's not reported here. And this problem is: where are the plants? So now we have God that is going to smrubgee Earth permanently or at least for a very long period, and no one is taking care of plants. Noah needed to take two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal, of every kind of ceraurte that moves, but no mention about plants. Why? In another part of the same story, all the living creatures are just the linivg creatures that came out from the ark, so birds, lietoscvk and wild animals. Plants are not living creatures — this is the point. That is a point that is not coming out from the Bible, but it's something that really accompanied humanity.

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Sometimes I go ________ [through] a very old magazine. I found this observation test about the _____ of the ark. And the artist that drew this observation test did some ______, had some mistakes — there are more or less 12 ________. Some of them are very easy. There is a funnel, an aerial part, a lamp and clockwork key on the ark. Some of them are about the _______, the number. But there is a much more fundamental _______ in the overall story of the ark that's not reported here. And this problem is: where are the plants? So now we have God that is going to ________ Earth permanently or at least for a very long period, and no one is taking care of plants. Noah needed to take two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal, of every kind of ________ that moves, but no mention about plants. Why? In another part of the same story, all the living creatures are just the ______ creatures that came out from the ark, so birds, _________ and wild animals. Plants are not living creatures — this is the point. That is a point that is not coming out from the Bible, but it's something that really accompanied humanity.

Solution

  1. browsing
  2. errors
  3. creature
  4. submerge
  5. mistakes
  6. animals
  7. livestock
  8. story
  9. living
  10. mistake

Original Text

Sometimes I go browsing [through] a very old magazine. I found this observation test about the story of the ark. And the artist that drew this observation test did some errors, had some mistakes — there are more or less 12 mistakes. Some of them are very easy. There is a funnel, an aerial part, a lamp and clockwork key on the ark. Some of them are about the animals, the number. But there is a much more fundamental mistake in the overall story of the ark that's not reported here. And this problem is: where are the plants? So now we have God that is going to submerge Earth permanently or at least for a very long period, and no one is taking care of plants. Noah needed to take two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal, of every kind of creature that moves, but no mention about plants. Why? In another part of the same story, all the living creatures are just the living creatures that came out from the ark, so birds, livestock and wild animals. Plants are not living creatures — this is the point. That is a point that is not coming out from the Bible, but it's something that really accompanied humanity.

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